Australia’s electric vehicle charging specialist Tritium has received an order for the first 12 Veefil-RT 50kW DC fast chargers to form a new electric car charging network across Hungary.
The order is from NKM Mobilitas, a subsidiary of the Hungarian state utilities provider, which plans to install a national network of 100 e-chargers by the end of 2018, under the name of Mobiliti.
Although the EV market in Hungary is currently small, it is growing rapidly with EV sales representing 5.1% of all new car sales in Q1 of 2018. Owners of electric cars are supported by generous subsidiaries and incentives from the Hungarian Government, including grants of up to €5,000, free car registration and reduced or free parking.
“We want to establish a network covering the whole country. Although today, it is mainly companies that are buying electric cars, 80-85 per cent of the charging takes place in homes or underground parking garages. Only approximately five percent of charging points are located on autoroutes or motorways with the rest in public areas," says Szabolsc Balogh, Managing Director NKM Mobilitas.
“The Tritium fast chargers are strategically vital to our charging network vision,” says Balogh. “The Tritium chargers are around 25 times faster than home chargers. They were also recommended by Fortum Charge & Drive, whose software underpins our charging network.”
“We were impressed with the Veefil-RT’s small footprint and light weight – it only weighs about 170kg compared to up to 600kg for other 50kW fast-chargers. Additionally, the use of liquid cooling technology will reduce future maintenance requirements. There is no need for regular filter replacement as is common with air cooled fast chargers.”